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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Rennie M. Taylor

Read our interview below with Rennie M. Taylor, Assistant Principal at Stuart-Hobson Middle School. What CityBridge program did you participate in? Design Fellowship in the fall of 2020 What was the most impactful or meaningful part of participating in CityBridge programming? Design Fellowship exposed my team to new tools and methods to support the social…

Meet our 2021 Design Residency cohort

We are excited to introduce you to our 2021 Design Residency cohort, a group of social entrepreneurs with vision, commitment, and drive to reimagine our education system and bring to market transformational education solutions. Over a six-month period, our entrepreneurs will receive customized coaching, tools, and financial support to launch innovative education ventures and schools. It…

We are helping organizations start tutoring hubs in their communities

High-impact tutoring is a proven solution to accelerate student learning and improve well-being. In a collective effort to increase access to this research-backed approach for our most vulnerable students, CityTutor DC is helping community organizations add high-impact tutoring to their services in the 2021-22 school year. Partner organizations selected to start a CityTutor Hub will receive funding to create…

We kicked off our second Design Sprint.

Over a 5-week period, we are working with 11 additional schools across DC to integrate high-impact tutoring into the school day. Our Design Sprint coaches will help school leaders think creatively and flexibly about activating tutoring as a strategy to accelerate student achievement in early literacy (1st-3rd) and middle grades math (6th-8th). If you are a…

DC Wildflower received conditional charter approval and plans to open in 2022!

We are excited to announce that the DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) conditionally approved the launch of our incubated school, DC Wildflower last night! Through a liberatory and identity-affirming learning environment, DC Wildflower will provide students across the city with a high-quality Montessori education. Unfortunately, Capital Experience Lab (CapX)—our other incubated school that applied…

We are showcasing our entrepreneurs’ ventures. Join us.

This Thursday, April 22, the three teams from our 2020-2021 Design Residency: Ventures program will showcase their ventures to a virtual panel of community and funder evaluators. Afterward, we will host a 30-minute meet-and-greet for guests to ask questions and learn more about these emerging education solutions. If you haven’t already, register here.

Our programming continues to grow.

We kicked off our spring Design Fellowship with 33 educators and entrepreneurs committed to creating a more equitable and excellent education system. Over the next four months, we will be designing, testing, and scaling solutions to DC’s most pressing educational challenges. Learn more about Design Fellowship.

Our incubated schools are reaching key milestones.

Capital Experience Lab (CapX) and Wildflower Schools, two of the schools in our Incubator, submitted their school charter applications to the DC Public Charter School Board in January. The next step in the approval process is a public hearing, which will take place for both schools on March 15th. We could not be more excited…

A new dual language immersion school is opening in DC in fall 2021.

Global Citizens Public Charter School, the first dual language immersion public charter school to offer Mandarin and Spanish language immersion in DC, will open its doors in August 2021. Global Citizens will serve 400 students, ages 3-11—a clear testament to the need for a school grounded on whole child wellness, social justice, academic excellence, and globally…